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Easy and Healthy Coconut Balls

by Nellie

When you’re between meals and need something small and sweet to tide you over, be sure to have some Healthy Coconut Balls on-hand! Using six ingredients, Healthy Coconut Balls are just as easy to make as they are delicious.

Healthy Coconut Balls

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about having a healthy snack ready to go when a craving strikes. Even better is when that snack happens to be sweet.

Don’t get me wrong, raw veggies have their place, but when I can grab a few Coconut Balls instead, my day is made.

Only requiring six ingredients and no baking time, Healthy Coconut Balls won’t break the bank. Plus, you can freeze them, so portion control is easy!

They will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days, so freeze the rest for up to 30 days and thaw them out as needed.

Why Make Healthy Easy Coconut Balls?

To make Healthy Coconut Balls even easier to make, a few pieces of equipment will help. A food processor or blender to blend the ingredients together, parchment or wax paper to line a baking sheet, and a small cookie scoop will help create uniform balls.

I love a no-bake snack! Once the ingredients for these Coconut Balls are blended together, you’ll just scoop them into individual balls and freeze them for an hour on the prepared baking sheet.

After the hour is up, you’ll melt the chocolate and dip the balls, letting them sit at room temperature. So simple!

Ingredients for Coconut Balls

You probably have most of these ingredients already, but even if you don’t, it’s only six things:

Unsweetened Shredded Coconut – If you’ve never tried this with a recipe, it’s worth giving it a try! 

Maple Syrup – I love using Maple Syrup in these healthy coconut balls. 

Coconut Oil – One of the best types of oil out there is coconut oil. It’s so good in recipes (and so many other things!). 

Pure Vanilla Extract – Vanilla extract always comes to the rescue. 

Salt – You just need a little bit of salt. 

Dark or Semisweet Chocolate – Chocolate is always something yummy to add! 

For complete instructions for Healthy Delicious Coconut Balls, check out the recipe card below. Be sure to come back and drop a comment!

Easy and Healthy Coconut Balls
Yield: 8-10 Balls

Easy and Healthy Coconut Balls

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These delicious and healthy coconut balls are a treat that everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1⁄4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1⁄8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dark or semi sweet chocolate + 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Blend coconut, maple syrup, 2 tbsp of coconut oil, vanilla and salt in a blender or food processor.
  2. Once combined, roll into balls. To ensure even portion sizes, use a small cookie scoop. 
  3. Place balls on parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet
  4. Freeze for one hour.
  5. After one hour, melt the dark chocolate (or semi sweet chocolate) and
  6. 1 tsp coconut oil on high for 1 minute.
    Stir together. If chocolate is not fully melted, heat again for 30 seconds.
  7. Remove balls from the freezer.
  8. Using a fork, dip each ball in chocolate, scrape off the fork against the side of the bowl before placing coconut balls onto the prepared tray.
    Let set at room temperature. 

Notes

Balls can be placed in the fridge for 4 days or freezer up to 30 days after being made for an easy snack.


Substitutions: 2 tablespoon water plus stevia (to taste) instead of maple syrup. Substitutions: Agave nectar or honey vs maple syrup 

Using a fork vs a spoon to dip into chocolate helps the excess chocolate drip off without leaving the coconut balls in a pool of chocolate. 




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If you liked these fun coconut balls be sure to check out these Easy No Sugar Healthy Carrot Muffins!

 

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